Saturday, June 16, 2018

OFF THE BEACH


Excursions and rains bring relief to high temperatures and humidity. The hurricane forecast for this past week never arrived and only a small splattering of rain.
CURDLED CLOUDS - BOCA DE TOMATLÁN - NUBES CUAJADOS

A two-hour, serpentine drive to the old silver mining town of San Sebastián for lunch is a cool escape from tropical weather on the coast.  There are two new restaurants at the entrance to San Sebastian - Villa Nogal (named after the large nut-producing tree) and Jardin Nebulosa ("Cloudy Garden"). 
JARDÍN DEL RESTAURANTE VILLA NOGAL

VILLA NOGAL - SAN SEBASTIAN
The first is French, beautifully designed and appointed, with excellent French fare,  a lovely, manicured garden and gorgeous view of the valley below.   http://villanogal.com/ The second is very attractive Mexican style, with painted walls in bright pink and bright blue, bar and garden areas.  There is also a small and very chic boutique.   As we had already eaten lunch at Villa Nogal, no chance to try the menu.   jardin@nebulosaproject.com   
JARDIÍN NEBULOSA


Also at a higher elevation from the beaches, Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a place to not only to enjoy the glorious variety of plants, vines, trees and flowers, but also a very good lunch on one of the breezy balconies and a swim in the winding river below. 
POPOTE DE BAMBU
Great addition to the restaurant - bamboo straws (from the garden) for drinks.  Am now carrying one with me when out for lunch or dinner.



JARDINES BOTÁNICOS DE PUERTO VALLARTA

Out on the bay in a covered panga is always a cooling, beautifully tranquil experience.  Last week, a swim at Pizota was the only spot near the shore that was free of jellyfish brought in by currents and warmer water. 

VISTA DE LA PANGA


POISONED POSSOM - I leaned down in the early morning to see what the small, dark object was on the green tile floor in our bedroom was.  Curled up into a ball was a baby possum, presumably brought in by my Siamese cat.  A tiny, pink foot slowly appeared, and then a little face with bright, black eyes, pink nose and smooth,  oversize ears.
Skipping ahead to the next day, our gardener, Esau Bello, told me that he had found the dead mama in our garden, picked her up to bury her and was astonished and sad to see a baby attached to one of her teats.  Esau brought the second baby to me and I took the two baby possums for an overnight of kitten milk and mangos at board member Trisha Aljoe´s.  The following morning,  I delivered them to a possum expert for care until old enough to survive on their own.  The mother possum had been poisoned and is the fourth to crawl into our garden to die.  It is almost certain that she she would have had other babies.

Possums give birth three times a year to litters usually consisting of six to nine young, but the number can be as high as twenty-five.  As possums have only thirteen teats, it would be extremely unlikely that more than thirteen babies could survive.

TINY SIBLINGS - HERMANITOS PEQUEÑITOS ENCONTRADOS EN MI JARDIN- Y LA MAMÁ ENVENENADA QUE LLEGÓ  PARA MORIR.


LAS ARALIAS (any plant of the genus "aralia):  This colonia, a couple of miles east of Costco and La Comer, is the easiest and quickest one (15-minute drive) to get to from centro. 
PARQUE LOS SAUCES EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS
 It´s a quiet, middle class neighborhood with a large, leafy park, los sauces ("the willows"),  where pet owners walk their dogs on leashes.  The clinic took place in a privately owned bodega across the street from the park. 
BODEGA DE SOFI GONZALES - LAS ARALIAS
When I arrived at 8:30 in the morning, pre-teenage girls were being supervised by their teacher as they ran in circles over the recently watered grass.  Forty-six cats and dogs were registered for surgery by 9 AM.  (Santa) Elena Moreno, who seldom misses a clinic, was there with thirteen dogs belonging to neighbors.  Elena has brought 520 cats and dogs to PEACEAnimals clinics since January 1 of this year.  

ESPERANDO REGISTRAR SUS MASCOTAS - LAS ARALIAS - REGISTRATION LINE

STERILIZATIONS IN LAS ARALIAS  - JUNE 6-9: 


MALE DOGS - 13; FEMALE DOGS - 37; MALE CATS - 37; 
FEMALE CATS -60   TOTAL: 147 

PLUS PREGNANCY TERMINATED for 1 cat with 3 fetuses 

DONATIONS AT LAS ARALIAS: 1,510 PESOS

THIS IS THE THIRD CLINIC MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT OF $10,000 USD (5.5 CLINICS) FROM A FOUNDATION THAT WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. 
LAS PALMAS


LAS PALMAS (DE ARRIBA): A 35.8 kilometer drive northeast from our home in centro and approximately half way to San Sebastián.  At 140 meters above sea level, it is not as hot and humid as the Puerto Vallarta, but no one was at the plaza on Thursday.  The town is small, quiet, clean and cobbled.  A few rancheros ride by on horses, but very few people, with the exception of mothers picking up children at school, are seen on the streets.

LAS PALMAS - MUNICIPIO DE PUERTO VALLARTA
LOCAL EN EL MERCADO MUNICIPAL - LAS PALMAS
The clinic took place in the large, empty municipal market located about a dozen blocks below the church.  Almost immediately after arriving, loud music started to play for an enthusiastic zumba class.  None of the women there wanted to have a pet sterilized.


There were men who brought in their female dogs for spaying, but very few were willing to have their male dogs neutered.  Because of a ranch mentality, i.e., male dogs "won´t work" if neutered,  las Palmas has been a location with low spay/neuter numbers.  Two men came in with a male Chihuahua whose genitals were completely covered in large venereal tumors.  Dr. Poli said the dog could start receiving chemotherapy treatments after being neutered.  Their response was that they didn´t want to neuter the dog - they wanted to breed it.  

  
DR. POLI Y DR. ANTHONY - CLÍNICA EN LAS PALMAS


STERILIZATIONS IN LAS PALMAS - JUNE 13-16

FEMALE DOGS - 29; MALE DOGS - 12; FEMALE CATS - 31;
MALE CATS- 20;  TOTAL:  92

PLUS pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 3 fetuses and 1 dog with 6 fetuses


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS PALMAS:  730 pesos

THIS IS THE FOURTH CLINIC MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT OF $10,000 USD (5.5 CLINICS) FROM A FOUNDATION THAT WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. 


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

Sue Hunter - $17 USD (monthly)
Susan Hunt - $200 USD - in memory of "Zorro"
David Zimmerman - $250 USD - earmarked for clinic in Volcanes organized by Megan Gallagher
Leslie Taylor - $500 USD - ditto

"ZORRO" - $200 USD - DONACIÓN EN MEMORIA


MISCELLANEOUS DONATION:

Anonymous - 500 pesos for "Loup," the beautiful German Shepherd AyudaMutt rescue.  His femur, broken when hit by a car in Boca, is mending well after two surgeries. Vet bills have been high. In boarding now, Loup will be ready for adoption next month.  Contact AyudaMutt via FB.

The mission of PEACEAnimals is to end the future suffering of cats and dogs. The most efficient way to do this is via a massive, free spay/neuter program.  In 2017, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,357 cats and dogs.
DR. PACHECO - CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS

FOR PHOTOS/NAMES OF RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE CITY SHELTER (FORMER CENTRO DE ACOPIO) HAS A CURRENT ROSTER THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES AND DESCRIPTIONS.
LAS ARALIAS

PARA FOTOS, NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE PERROS EN EL ALBERGUE (ANTES CENTRO DE ACOPIO) QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:  https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html


CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS

RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred  PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with extra-long straps were ordered and a few are still available for purchase.  All profits go directly to cost of clinics.  The PEACEAnimals logo and website are on one side and the familiar mermaid on the other.  Bags are 200 pesos each and can be purchased at:
BOLSAS DE PEACEANIMALS EN VENTA

Lucy´s CuCu Cabana -295 Basilio Badillo  (closed until October 25)

Choco Museo - Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro (across from the malecón)

Galeria Uno - 561 Morelos - Centro

Colleción la Bohemia  -  Constitución and Basilio Badillo

Cork & Bottle - Los Mercados - Aquiles Serdan 265

Charlie's Sport Fishing and Tours- Local 8B -Marina Vallarta

Galeria Dante - 269 Basilio Badillo 


La Cruz Inn - at the plaza in la Cruz, Nayarit
  
Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (gift shop)

Salon Divas - Melchor Ocampo 51 - Bucerias

YOU CAN DONATE TO PEACEANIMALS WITH YOUR AMAZON PURCHASES.   Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247   OR... log on to www.amazonsmile.com and type in Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. (PEACEAnimals receives all of these donations).


Troy Valens -  Owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants -
 $10  USD gift certificates to Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey for "sharing" AmazonSmile post.



GREATERGOOD - PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. 

RANCHERO DE LAS PALMAS CON SU PERRA - FEMALE DOG


PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS OF CLINICS.  FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES PARA LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS.


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:


June 20-23- PUERTO VALLARTA - colonia las aralias - atrás del parque los sauces en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez

June 27-30 -  PUERTO VALLARTA -  Colonia Volcanes - in the school (en la escuela)

July 4-7 - Altavela, Nayarit

July 11-14 - Valle Dorado, Nayarit

July 18-21 - la Misión, Nayarit

August - all clinics will be in Puerto Vallarta

 ESTE ABANIL MUY CARIÑOSO CON SUS MASCOTAS.  TRAJO SU CACHORRITA Y OTRA PERRITA.
  CLÍNICA EN LAS PALMAS

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955


TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO - 322-293-3690 OR THE POLICE - 911 -  AND ASK FOR THE "GREEN PATROL" ("PATROLLA VERDE")

CUALE SPAY/NEUTER FREE CLINICS - ARE HELD AT THE ISLA CUALE IN THE CULTURAL CENTER - FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.  CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.  VET TEAM IS PETS FOR LIFE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION:  

 
https://www.facebook.com/cualespayneuterclinics/
  
COLINA FREE SPAY&NEUTER CLINIC - Every Sunday at 9 AM.  Recommend arrive 7:30-8 AM.  First 15-20 animals to arrive will be accepted.  Address: 496 Venustiano Carranza in colonia Emiliano Zapata.  Clinic is in front of Carnicería Colin, between Naranjo and Jacarandas streets.  For more information: Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic - Facebook.

DR. ANTHONY - CLÍNICA EN LAS PALMAS


LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.


CLÍNICA EN LAS PALMAS

NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.  We ask that private or government groups pay those extra expenses.


PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations.  All monies raised go directly to actual costs of the clinics.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.

All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health.
LESLIE CARATACHEA - VET TECH - LAS PALMAS


Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.





LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.
NECESITAMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS CADA SEMANA.



PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week. 
Please consider donating lunches for them, and please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of clinic supplies.
FRANK OHLY - NÚMERO UNO VOLUNTARIO - VA DOS VECES CADA SEMANA A UNA CLÍNICA


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  We are almost always short.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or infopeaceanimals@gmail.com, or just drop by.  

FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 
 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties
ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - LAS PALMAS


WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES.  WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE USED OR NEW COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.

CLÍNICA EN LAS PALMAS - CON SU PERRA TRANQUIIZADA


    

If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog:   113 3955 

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD. 
DR. POLI -  LAS PALMAS


PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS - DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO


PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.,  a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.  

DR. POLI - LAS PALMAS



Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals.

AFUERA DE LA CLÍNICA EN LAS PALMAS



Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007


LLEGARON A LA CLÍNICA EN LAS PALMAS - LA HEMBRA PARA ESTERILIZACIÓN - EL MACHO NO.   FEMALE ON THE LEFT TO BE SPAYED.  MALE NO FOR NEUTERING..



THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:  




























THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.




Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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Los animales no necesitan tener una camada para completar su ciclo vital, puesto que no existe una relación consciente con la reproducción como parte necesaria de su bienestar emocional.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:




PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES- LLAME  A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDA LA PATROLLA VERDE o al centro de acopio   293 3690


 
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955












NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS. PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.






INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE LA ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA MASCOTAS Y LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS EN NUESTRO WEBSITE - www.peaceanimals.org



NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 1,120 PESOS LA SEMANA PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS.   CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.   FAVOR DE CONFIRMAR CUÁL DÍA DE LA SEMANA PUEDEN.  LESLIE VA HACER EL HORARIO PARA ALMUERZOS.  GRACIAS.  INFOPEACEANMALS@GMAIL.COM

TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.

INFOPEACEANIMALS@GMAIL.COM

http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.


Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
gretchen@peaceanimals.org